Rent-Controlled Tenant's Minor Grandson Gets Apartment

LVT Number: #30007

Landlord sued to evict rent-controlled tenant's grandson after tenant died. The grandson claimed succession rights as a remaining family member. The court ruled for the grandson after a trial. The grandson credibly testified that he lived in the apartment since birth and that tenant raised him. He also submitted school and medical records, and said that he continued to live in the apartment after tenant moved into a nursing home. Tenant's sister, also living in the apartment, took care of him after tenant moved out.

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535-539 W. 162nd St. v. Capellan: Index No. 60447/17, NYLJ No. 1549173362 (Civ. Ct. NY; 12/28/18; Schneider, J)